Saturday, October 22, 2011

Haunty Halloween Blog Hop!!! *WITH PRIZES*

Hey Hoppers!!

It’s almost HERE!!! Halloween!!! Yipppeee!!

If you just came from Wendy Price's blog, your are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog today and would like to view the hop in it entirety, you can start at Cyndi Bundy's blog.

Today two of my favorite stamp companies, Skipping Stones Designs and Stampendous are sponsoring our fun little hop with free stamps and free stamp sets. You can see the list of sponsors and the prizes you can win at the bottom of this post!!

I started of my “Halloweenie” celebration by using this week’s Sketch Challenge at Skipping Stones Designs. Our sketch was drawn by the wildly talented Cristina Kowalczyk.

Here is my card…


and our sketch…

Please take the time to play along and link your creation to the Skipping Stones Designs blog. A random participant will receive a FREE SSD stamp set.

To throw your name in the hat to win Halloweenie or a whole slew of other fun prizes, please leave a comment here and all along at the hoppers blogs.

You don’t see a lot of Halloween projects on my blog, but this little Stampendous Cling Pumpkin Pair, got the best of me, and I had to use him multiple times. I even formualted a Copic Class with it.

This is a 3x3 stretched canvas background with patterned paper. The focal image is a stampbord like material.

I easily stamped the Pumpkin Pair with Stazon onto the Stampbord. I then started painting the image with Tim Holtz Distress Stains. I LOVE the end result!!!

I added a Maya Road zipper around the edge for interest and colored the teeth of the zipper with YR04 Copic Sketch Marker.


This card was a blast to make!!

The whole top of the card is sooo shiny!! I wish you could see it in person!!


I stamped the sentiment from Stampendous Stretchy Spooks (SSC1056) set and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. Stampendous’ Boss Gloss has a fabulous dauber tip. I was able to apply embossing ink by simply turning the bottle upside down and rubbing it all over the paper. Once I achieved the coverage I was looking for, I sprinkled Marcasite Embossing Powder (EP214) over the entire front of the card.

I stamped my focal image on a piece of die cut paper. I “colored” in my image using a Pointalism technique. To finish off the card, around the edge of the focal image I place different sizes of Black Holograph Dot Sparklers by Stampendous.

Now hop over to Berenice Reardon's blog for some "knock your socks off " eye candy!!

To eligible to win prizes, you must leave comments on each hoppers blog post!!!

Enjoy the hop!!!

AND we have TONS of fabulous Halloween prizes from our wonderful sponsors!

Stampendous! ( 5 winners... 1 Halloween bg cling stamp each winner..Crowscape, Graveyard, Beware Gate, Castle Gate, Pumpkin Fence)

Karber Digital Designs...2 digis to one winner

Skipping Stones Design...Halloweenie set

Smeared Ink (5 single digis...1 each to 5 winners? or 5 to 1 winner?)

Strange Skin...1 set of choice (except Zombies)

Jens Digi Stamp...(5 images to one winner)

Simply Betty Stamps...($10 Gift Certificate)

La-La Land Crafts ($10 Gift Certificate)

Dreamweavers Stencils: 3 prizes: each is 4 stencils, 2 brushes, with 3 technique sheets each!


craftymom205 said...

Great projects. Love the simple ghost card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Mrs Weyremaster said...

WOWZERS What an awesome line up of creations. I love the simplicity of that sketch, and your take on it is perfect.

Your Stampbord canvas is truly wonderful, love all the textures, and the zip around the stampbord is such a neat idea, love it:D

As for the last card, oh my that marcasite background looks wonderful, and i love how you used the pointalism technique.

All three beautiful creations

Michelle said...

These are all wonderful. I really like the clean snd simple design of your sketch card, and the little Halloween ornament(?) is awesome!

Alison said...

Great projects! I am SO in love with the stretched canvas project though! It is awesome! Love the burlap, and that stamp rocks! Really great job on all 3!

Cathie w said...

I love your project!!!TFS!!!


Lillian Child said...

Love your take on that sketch and your other projects are just as fabulous!

KC said...

these are all great! I love that pumpkin pair stamp!!! great projects!!!

Steph said...

Fab job on all 3 projects! I love the simple look of the first one, that's a great sketch. Your canvas is super adorable and I love all the texture on the 3rd. :)

Angélique said...

WOW!! Love your projects!
The first one is my fave... really CAS :)
Thanks for hopping with me and the other girls :)


Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh I can't even pick a favorite, these are all awesome! :)

Nancy Ball said...

Wow, great bunch of cards. I am really intrigued by the last one with the "pointalism" technique.

Anonymous said...

Awesome creations, Thanks for the terrific blog hop
Hugs Julie P

Tenia Nelson said...

What cool creations!!!!

Susan said...

Beautiful creations!! great pumpkin stamp :)

Pam Hornschu said...

That canvas piece with the pumpkins, distressing, and zipper is soooooo cool! Super fun.

Tami B. said...

I've never seen anyone use that coloring technique. It is awesome. Great card.

CraftyRia said...

I love the way you used the stamps on your projects. Very cool.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great projects- love the pumpkins with attitude! Fun Hop!

Raven said...

Love your card from the sketch! Too cute.

Indy said...

Wowza! Love your work.

Jingle said...

All three of these are fantastic! Of course, the first one is fabulous, and then that little hanging is just adorable!

Lea said...

Great cards! I'll have to get some of that marcasite ep, that's awesome stuff!

Jan Garber said...

The image you chose is perfect! I still giggle every time I see those "angry" punkins! Great Copics talent!

Carol said...

Great, fun projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B

Karen C said...

How Inspirational! I love that wall hanging! You are always so creative! I love seeing what you create!
Karen C

Liz said...

I really like the color effects on the first project. I would love to take that class! and the card looks so cool with all the dots!

Scrappychick said...

all are wicked cute but the canvas piece is Awesome! totally inspiring :)

Sammibug said...

Wonderful cards. Love the way you ranged from simple to fancy in your card styles.

silvia said...

Great card! I am soooo in LOVE with your canvas!!